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Santander: Full list of branches closing as 111 stores slashed but ‘significant’ number of jobs expected to stay

Written by on 25 March 2021

Santander UK says it is to cut 111 branches amid a customer drive towards online banking but it expects to retain a “significant” number of the staff affected.

The lender said its decision – aided by COVID-19 disruption – would be implemented by the end of August and leave it with 452 high street sites.

It added that most of those to be closed down would be within three miles of another branch.

Full list at the end of this article

Highstreet retail and tourism has struggled in the pandemic Image: Banks have pulled branches from cities to many smaller town centres at a brisk rate since the financial crisis

The decision follows a widespread industry trend over many years that has seen banks move to cut costs by pulling out of town centres and invest in their digital offerings instead, to the fury of many customers.

The company charted a 33% fall in branch transactions in the two years before the virus crisis.

It reported a further decline of 50% during the pandemic-ravaged year of 2020.

Santander said 840 jobs had been placed at risk under the branch shake-up and there were opportunities for at least 200 of those people.

Its plans also included a major cutback in its office space requirements, which it said was based on staff feedback related to working from home during the pandemic.

It said that while 5,000 staff would be affected by those changes, no-one would lose their jobs.

The company explained that its office space would be consolidated into six main locations, with its Milton Keynes premises being designated its headquarters.

As a result, the Bootle, Newcastle, London Portman House and Manchester Deansgate offices were to be shut by the end of 2021, Santander said, under an agreement with unions.

Nationwide Building Society in London Image: Nationwide is among lenders to be aggressively cutting back on office space

It released the news just hours after rival lender Nationwide revealed a “work anywhere” strategy – the latest major industry player to reveal cutbacks in office premises.

Adam Bishop, head of branches at Santander, said: “Branch usage by customers has fallen considerably over recent years so we have made the difficult decision to consolidate our presence in areas where we have multiple branches relatively close together.

“We will provide every support to customers of closing branches to find alternative ways to bank with us that best suit their individual needs.

“We are also working alongside our unions to support colleagues through these changes and to find alternative roles for those impacted wherever possible.”

Sites to be shut plus addresses and date of planned closure:

• Arnold 84 Front Street, Arnold NG5 7EJ 12 August 2021
• Ashby-de-la-Zouch 24 Market Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65 1AL 29 July 2021
• Ashford Church Road 30 Church Road, Ashford TW15 2UY 5 August 2021
• Balham High Road 200 Balham High Road, London SW12 9DH 24 June 2021
• Banstead High Street 79 High Street, Banstead SM7 2NL 1 July 2021
• Barking 37 Station Parade, Barking IG11 8EB 12 August 2021
• Beckenham 212-214 High Street, Beckenham BR3 1EN 12 August 2021
• Bethnal Green 450 Bethnal Green Road, Bethnal Green E2 0HG 15 July 2021
• Bingley Main Street 155 Main Street, Bingley BD16 1AJ 1 July 2021
• Birmingham Erdington 112 High Street, Erdington B23 6RS 29 July 2021
• Bishopsgate 224 Bishopsgate, London City EC2M 4AN 24 June 2021
• Blaby 9 Crossways House, Blaby LE8 4DD 1 July 2021
• Bletchley 24 The Concourse, Brunel Centre, Bletchley MK2 2DL 8 July 2021
• Bramhall 3 Woodford Road, Bramhall SK7 1JN 5 August 2021
• Brighouse Commercial Street 26 Commercial Street, Brighouse HD6 1AQ 15 July 2021
• Brighton London Road 16 London Road, Brighton BN1 4HY 1 July 2021
• Bristol Bedminster 95 East Street, Bedminster BS3 4HA 29 July 2021
• Camberwell 34 Denmark Hill, Camberwell SE5 8RZ 29 July 2021
• Castleford Carlton Street 51 Carlton Street, Castleford WF10 1AN 29 July 2021
• Catford 162 Rushey Green, Catford SE6 4JT 8 July 2021
• Cheadle 16 High Street, Cheadle SK8 1AJ 8 July 2021
• Chelsea Kings Road 138 Kings Road, Chelsea SW3 4XB 8 July 2021
• Chester-Le-Street 57-59 Front Street, Chester-le-Street DH3 3DD 8 July 2021
• Chingford Old Church Road 35 Old Church Road, Chingford E4 6SJ 1 July 2021
• Chiswick 336 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick W4 5TL 15 July 2021
• Chorlton-cum-Hardy 575 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy M21 9AB 8 July 2021
• Clifton Whiteladies Road 107 Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2PB 15 July 2021
• Cobham 13 High Street, Cobham KT11 3DH 12 August 2021
• Cosham 81 High Street, Cosham PO6 3BL 12 August 2021
• Coulsdon 138 Brighton Road, Coulsdon CR5 2XR 29 July 2021
• Dagenham 247 Heathway, Dagenham RM9 5BG 15 July 2021
• Dalkeith 25-27 High Street, Dalkeith EH22 1LD 22 July 2021
• Dalston 86 Kingsland High Street, Dalston E8 2PG 12 August 2021
• Darwen 10-11 Market Street, Darwen BB3 1DN 12 August 2021
• Dewsbury 12 Northgate, Dewsbury WF13 1DT 12 August 2021
• Dudley Merryhill Merryhill Centre, Dudley DY5 1SY 24 June 2021
• Edinburgh Morningside Road 356 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4TE 29 July 2021
• Enfield Hertford Road 199 Hertford Road, Enfield EN3 5JH 5 August 2021
• Finchley High Road 760 High Road, Finchley N12 9QH 24 June 2021
• Fulham 421 North End Road, Fulham SW6 1NY 5 August 2021
• Glasgow Kilmarnock Road 110 Kilmarnock Road, Shawlands G41 3NN 8 July 2021
• Glasgow Sauchiehall Street 147 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3EW 24 June 2021
• Gosforth 129-131 High Street, Gosforth NE3 1HG 29 July 2021
• Grays 30 High Street, Grays RM17 6LU 29 July 2021
• Halesowen 9 Hagley Street, Halesowen B63 3AS 22 July 2021
• Hanover Square 14a Hanover Square, London W1S 1JL 1 July 2021
• Harborne High Street 182-184 High Street, Harborne B17 9PP 5 August 2021
• Harold Hill 69 Farnham Road, Harold Hill RM3 8XA 22 July 2021
• Harpenden 31a High Street, Harpenden AL5 2RU 22 July 2021
• Hatfield 11 Town Centre, Hatfield AL10 0NY 1 July 2021
• Hayes Station Road 16 Station Road, Hayes UB3 4DY 8 July 2021
• Haywards Heath 37-39 South Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4LQ 1 July 2021
• Hempstead Valley 27 Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre, Gillingham ME7 3PQ 24 June 2021
• High Holborn 306a High Holborn, London WC1V 7JZ 8 July 2021
• Hinckley 6 Castle Street, Hinckley LE10 1DB 29 July 2021
• Horsforth 42 Town Street, Horsforth LS18 4AP 5 August 2021
• Hounslow Bath Road 388 Bath Road, Hounslow TW4 7HT 15 July 2021
• Huyton 57 Derby Road, Huyton L36 9YA 8 July 2021
• Hyde Market Place 11 Market Place, Hyde SK14 2NP 15 July 2021
• Leatherhead 2 High Street, Leatherhead KT22 8HT 12 August 2021
• Leeds Crossgates 59-61 Station Road, Crossgates LS15 8DT 15 July 2021
• Leicester Horsefair Street Permanent House, Horsefair Street, Leicester LE1 5BJ 15 July 2021
• Leicester Narborough Road 256 Narborough Road, Leicester LE3 2AP 8 July 2021
• Leigh-on-Sea 85 The Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 1PN 5 August 2021
• Letchworth 12-14 Central Approach, Letchworth SG6 3DJ 5 August 2021
• Leytonstone 662 High Road, Leytonstone E11 3BD 12 August 2021
• London Bridge 9 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RQ 15 July 2021
• Long Eaton 79 High Street, Long Eaton NG10 1GE 5 August 2021
• Lytham Clifton Street 75 Clifton Street, Lytham St Annes FY8 5ER 22 July 2021
• Margate 110-112 High Street, Margate CT9 1JR 22 July 2021
• Marlow 37 High Street, Marlow SL7 1XA 1 July 2021
• Mill Hill 45 The Broadway, Mill Hill NW7 3DJ 15 July 2021
• Moorgate 48-54 Moorgate, London EC2R 6EJ 1 July 2021
• Morecambe 42 Euston Road, Morecambe LA4 5DD 5 August 2021
• Nelson The Centre, Nelson BB9 9SX 29 July 2021
• New Malden 132 High Street, New Malden KT3 4HY 22 July 2021
• Newcastle-under-Lyme 58 High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 1QE 15 July 2021
• Norbury 1424 London Road, Norbury SW16 4EP 1 July 2021
• Oadby 38 The Parade, Oadby LE2 5BF 22 July 2021
• Oxford Headington 116 London Road, Oxford OX3 9AS 12 August 2021
• Petts Wood 97 Queensway, Petts Wood BR5 1SG 5 August 2021
• Pinner 27 Bridge Street, Pinner HA5 3JW 8 July 2021
• Plymstock 9 Dean Hill, Plymstock PL9 9AA 5 August 2021
• Poulton-le-Fylde 18 Market Place, Poulton-le-Fylde FY6 7AS 12 August 2021
• Putney 88-90 Putney High Street, Putney SW15 1RB 29 July 2021
• Rickmansworth 107-109 High Street, Rickmansworth WD3 1EG 1 July 2021
• Runcorn 12 Orchard Walk, Runcorn WA7 2BS 1 July 2021
• Sale 46 School Road, Sale M33 7XE 22 July 2021
• Shepherds Bush 23 Shepherds Bush Green, London W12 8PH 22 July 2021
• South Harrow 285-287 Northolt Road, Harrow HA2 8JS 22 July 2021
• Southampton Bitterne Road 424 Bitterne Road, Southampton SO18 1BS 5 August 2021
• Southampton Shirley 1 Shirley High Street, Southampton SO15 3TE 8 July 2021
• Southgate 6 Chase Side, Southgate N14 5NY 22 July 2021
• Strand 406 Strand, London WC2R 0NE 24 June 2021
• Surbiton 12 Victoria Road, Surbiton KT6 4JW 29 July 2021
• Swinton 143 Chorley Road, Swinton M27 4AE 1 July 2021
• Syston 1262 Melton Road, Syston LE7 2HB 24 June 2021
• Twickenham 1 King Street, Twickenham TW1 3SD 1 July 2021
• Upper Edmonton 163 Fore Street, Upper Edmonton N18 2UX 29 July 2021
• Walkden 33 Bolton Road, Walkden M28 3AX 24 June 2021
• Wallasey 14 Liscard Village, Wallasey CH45 4JW 22 July 2021
• Welling 14 Bellegrove Road, Welling DA16 3PP 22 July 2021
• Wembley Preston Road 223 Preston Road, Wembley HA9 8XD 29 July 2021
• West Wickham 30 High Street, West Wickham BR4 0SN 15 July 2021
• West Worthing 37 Goring Road, Worthing BN12 4AR 15 July 2021
• Weybridge 9 High Street, Weybridge KT13 8ED 15 July 2021
• Wibsey 9 Folly Hall Road, Wibsey BD6 1UL 24 June 2021
• Wickford 18A High Street, Wickford SS12 9AZ 8 July 2021
• Windsor 97 Peascod Road, Windsor SL4 1AZ 5 August 2021
• Winton 330 Wimborne Road, Winton BH9 2HP 22 July 2021

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